The OCC Road House & Museum seeks to debut in June.
The pandemic isn’t putting the breaks on plans to open a motorcycle museum and restaurant/tourist attraction in Pinellas County. The facility, the OCC Road House & Museum, based on the Orange County Choppers brand, “is racing full throttle toward a June grand opening,” according to a statement.
The project is a partnership between area hospitality management veteran Keith Overton and Paul Teutul Sr. Teutul founded the OCC custom motorcycle manufacturing firm that grew into a slew of ancillary revenue streams, including a clothing brand, reality TV show on the Discovery Channel and a themed rollercoaster. Overton, in a previous interview with the Business Observer, says he hopes to license the OCC Road House & Museum to restaurateurs nationwide.
The pair recently checked out the progress on the facility, being built on a 9.5-acre complex that’s also home to Bert’s Barracuda Harley-Davidson. With more than 11,000 square feet of indoor space, the OCC Road House will be one of the area’s largest full-service restaurants, with indoor and outdoor seating for some 370 guests. The inside, according to the statement, will also include a fleet of Teutul’s custom choppers, along with hundreds of rare items from his of biker memorabilia collection. The restaurant will also feature a 25,000-square-foot pavilion for concerts, outdoor dining, a billiards hall, floor games and other entertainment, in addition to a retail store.